Thursday, 25 July 2013

WordArt 1, James Joyce 0

Would you like to buy the ugliest editions available of some of the great classics? Let me introduce you to the output of eMagination Classics. Unlike Tutis or Emereo, someone here has theoretically read these books, or at least their blurbs on Amazon, since most of the covers actually relate to their contents. This is quite easy when you say 'Fuck off!' to copyright law, and just Google movie stills you have no rights to and bung them on the front (and inside too, to make these "special illustrated" editions).

Behold the majesty! Also, some of the shameless blurbs these books use are listed beneath the relevant titles: stolen from other editions by better publishers, they are usually stolen ineptly, referring to translators, editors, cover designers and even whole books not actually involved in eMagination's versions.




"Excellent introduction; a nicely laid out, affordable edition." --Tim Peltason, Wellesley College

Catherine Ingrassia, Virginia Commonwealth University:

"This splendid edition is ideal for both the student and the scholar of Austen..."









[Coralie Bickford-Smith's] recent work for Penguin Classics is...nothing short of glorious (Anna Cole Co. ) --Anna Cole Co








"Alton and Broadview are to be commended for bringing them together in a single volume." -- Elizabeth Keyser, Hollins University

"Broadview’s Little Women provides a definitive text along with the most comprehensive historical overview offered...a wonderful achievement long overdue." --Daniel Shealy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

6 comments:

Shinwell Johnson said...

Is "Masterpiece, last forever" a comment, or an exhortation?

Luke Smitherd said...

Sweet...heavens...above. That said, if I wanted to read War and Peace or whatever and this was the only version that was free, I wouldn't give a monkey's about the cover.

Luke Smitherd said...

ps I've changed all of my book covers, I'd be very interested in your opinion if you have five minutes:

http://lukesmitherd.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/cover-versions.html

amateur idler said...

I have a hard time believing this is real - and yet at the same time I don't. Which is deeply sad.

Mrs Madrigal said...

These all look like some posters done on Microsoft Word using the Google image search for content! Ulysses
In a multi coloured corporate font is particularly disturbing....

Mrs Madrigal said...

These all look like some posters done on Microsoft Word using the Google image search for content! Ulysses
In a multi coloured corporate font is particularly disturbing....